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roughest place to live in edinburgh  

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  1. 1. roughest place to live in edinburgh

    • leith
      20
    • niddrie
      104
    • muirhouse
      67
    • granton
      14
    • pilton
      65
    • drylaw
      9
    • dumbiedykes
      11
    • Clermiston
      5
    • sighthhill
      19
    • other (please state)
      32


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I think a lot of places are getting a bad name now, you have your usuals like Niddrie, Muirhouse etc etc, but The Inch is getting bad rep recently with the murder and drug related things.

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Craigleith and Ravelston are quite mental areas imo

 

I hear some of the residents don't even make tea using a proper teapot. Low.

 

:hang:

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spot on Lou

 

these 3 places for me IMO are the roughest parts ATM

 

don't live in edinburgh so im not familiar with all the places sorry:43:

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I'M IBRAHIM TALL

I saw someone throw a cigarette butt in the gutter in Ravelston Dykes the other day. That place is getting more like Basra every day

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Royston by a mile!

 

Muirhouse, my area for 18 years, is getting some harsh treatment. Although it is very dodgy.

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The Parkgrove/Barnton turning to go up Drum Brae was really rough.

 

Mentalists down that way:th_o::10900:

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bobthejambo

i would go for Royston grew up in west pilton but got my first flat in royston

did not stay long in it

 

west pilton is getting bad now

thank god i moved away

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Some of those are a picnic compared to the others.

 

I vote pilton because when I played for a footy team down that way some boy jumped on the back of our moving minibus and tried to shatter the windows with a large machete/knife.

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heartsfc_fan
Colinton's pretty wild also

 

eh? You must be kidding. Hardly "wild" compared to some of the places mentioned.

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Chester™
eh? You must be kidding. Hardly "wild" compared to some of the places mentioned.

 

One suspects the poster was being slightly sarcastic...

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heartsfc_fan
One suspects the poster was being slightly sarcastic...

 

of course :10900:

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conn artist
Colinton's pretty wild also

 

Its mothing compared to the mean streets of the grange.

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don't live in edinburgh so im not familiar with all the places sorry:43:

 

Interesting. Why then do you ask?

 

Also, I find it a little funny to find little old Royston get a shout, in fact half of the places on here are quite amusing, particularly those mentioned by Fifers. ;)

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Toss up between Pilton and NIddrie for me, both hell holes!

 

East or west? Bearing in mind, there is Royston in between them.

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Fenerjambo

I was brought up next to the Fort down Leith way. I've lived in Clermiston,Stenhouse,Kirkgate House and now currently in Broomhouse. I can honestly say that the Fort was the most scariest of places out of the lot of them by a long way.

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The Mighty Thor
East or west? Bearing in mind, there is Royston in between them.

 

Technically speaking Royston borders East Pilton to the north.

 

Ah the areas of my youth, Granton, West Granton, Royston, East Pilton although I rarely strayed into West Pilton or Muirhouse.

 

I think it's all relative. I lived in Granton as a laddie and thought places like Niddrie and Leith were RAF when in reality they're all ****-holes.

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Interesting. Why then do you ask?

 

Also, I find it a little funny to find little old Royston get a shout, in fact half of the places on here are quite amusing, particularly those mentioned by Fifers. ;)

 

This "honoury" fifer grew up slap bang next to Royston as I supsect you are aware of:10900:

 

Although I do live in a posh part of Fife:2thumbsup:

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Midloth_Iain
No mention of Gilmerton,Gracemount or the Inch???:th_o:

 

Clearly you havent been "home" for a while.

 

I'll give you Gracemount and parts of the Inch, but dont lump Gilmerton in with them. Its a very respectable area :10900:

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Clearly you havent been "home" for a while.

 

I'll give you Gracemount and parts of the Inch, but dont lump Gilmerton in with them. Its a very respectable area :10900:

 

I assume it's got better since they demolished Hyvots,I lived at East Kilngate for 4 years moved out in 20 03 and Gilmerton was still a scary place then

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Frankie Pal
I've changed my mind, I went for Niddrie but really the worst place i've been in is Broomhouse.

 

Say that again and I'll huv ye pal!

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oxgangs, moredun?

 

is craigmillar still as bad as it used to be?

 

Havent been to most of the places mentioned so would have to say broomhouse as i've taken a few bad beatings there before.

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Pete Seeger

I don't know the worst bits regarding crime and poverty but to look at Greendykes, Pennywell, West Pilton and the Calders take a bit of beating.

 

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Gavsy Van Gaverson
I've changed my mind, I went for Niddrie but really the worst place i've been in is Broomhouse.

 

Broomhouse Grove is pretty dodgy (the square in the middle near the Gauntlet) but the rest of Broomhouse is far from the worst in Edinburgh.

 

Just my opinion though.

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Broomhouse Grove is pretty dodgy (the square in the middle near the Gauntlet) but the rest of Broomhouse is far from the worst in Edinburgh.

 

Just my opinion though.

 

Pah, you lightweight:th_o:

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Gavsy Van Gaverson
Pah, you lightweight:th_o:

 

I once did a full circle on the 52.

 

Hard as nails!

 

:10900:

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I once did a full circle on the 52.

 

Hard as nails!

 

:10900:

 

Easy to hammer?

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Libertonian_II
Clearly you havent been "home" for a while.

 

I'll give you Gracemount and parts of the Inch, but dont lump Gilmerton in with them. Its a very respectable area :10900:

 

Absolutely........

 

Gilmerton's the posh part.......

 

None of your Liberton ruffians here

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